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New York Times, Friday, September 26, 1980

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,280
Across
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Water channel : FLUME
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Advantage : EDGE
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___ de Calais : PAS
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Complainer : GRIPER
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Prexy's subordinate : VEEP
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Pforzheim pronoun : ICH
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Start of a Steele quotation : READINGISTO
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Quotation: Part 2 : THE
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Negatively charged particle : ANION
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Noted British painter of birds : EDE
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Stuffy or formal : STAID
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Rudolf or Myra : HESS
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Humdinger : ONER
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Unfolded, to Keats : OPED
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___ National Park, Japan : ASO
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Be sparing : STINT
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Work like a dog : SLAVE
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Quotation: Part 3 : MINDWHAT
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Warship training device, sans ammo : DOTTER
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Angling adjunct : REEL
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Republic's name: 1937–49 : EIRE
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Show up : APPEAR
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Quotation: Part 4 : EXERCISE
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Kind of eclipse : SOLAR
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Cheap; inferior : TATTY
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Former Soho coin : SOV
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He was formed from dust : ADAM
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Celebrated toxophilite : EROS
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Title Agatha Christie held : DAME
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Washer cycle : RINSE
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Stock unit: Abbr. : SHR
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Oxford official : BEDEL
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Passé : OUT
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End of quotation : ISTOTHEBODY
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Very little, in Dundee : SMA
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One-on-one combat : DUEL
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Frog or toad : ANURAN
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Suffix with Ruskin or Johnson : ESE
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Blunted sword : EPEE
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"Tatler" offering : ESSAY
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Artie Shaw gold platter of 1940 : FRENESI
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Close bond or connection : LIAISON
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Beehive coifs, e.g. : UPDOS
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"___ Kampf" : MEIN
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Bonebreaker's relative : ERN
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Manifest : EVIDENT
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Negev or Nefud : DESERT
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Return of a difficult tennis shot : GET
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Major work of poetry : EPOS
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The sound of gentle rain : PITAPAT
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Accomplish : ACHIEVE
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Lobster about to molt : SHEDDER
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Author Greene : GRAHAM
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Friendly : GENIAL
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Early Mexican Indian : TOLTEC
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Capote's "___ Voices . . . " : OTHER
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___ off (renounce) : SWEAR
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Abject : SORRY
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" . . . such stuff as ___ are made on": Shak. : DREAMS
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Regimens : DIETS
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Fleece by force : EXTORT
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"Red ___ is she": Coleridge : ASAROSE
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Places for orators : PODIUMS
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A kingdom on earth : PLANTAE
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Meatus : EARHOLE
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Heroine of "Fear of Flying" : ISADORA
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Friml song : SOMEDAY
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One of the Waughs : EVELYN
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Ph.D. applicant : TESTEE
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Get off a jitney : DEBUS
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Platonic concepts : EIDE
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Franklin and Jonson : BENS
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Dine : SUP
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"Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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